Are you always tired at work? From depression to anxiety to boredom, there are a multitude of reasons why you might feel sleep deprived.
One of the best ways to keep you energy level up at work is to ear right. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Fighting Fatigue offers hundreds of tips to stay alert and feel well-rested. Among them, a list of nutrients that could be helpful to ingest during the work day…
ALFALFA is an exceptional source of protein and high in vitamins A, D, E, B6 and K; calcium; magnesium; chlorophyll; phosphorus; iron; potassium; trace minerals; and several digestive enzymes. Alfalfa is also a high-fiber substance with properties that bind and remove toxins from the colon.
ALPHA LIPOIC ACID is a potent antioxidant that increases production of glutathione in the body helping to dissolve toxins in the liver. Alpha liopic acid has been used in the treatment of liver and heart disease, diabetes, and other inflammatory diseases.
ARTICHOKE is a liver protectant and antioxidant that can decrease the loss of glutathione after toxic exposure.
BIOFLAVONOIDS are antioxidants that naturally bond with and remove metals from the body.
CATECHINS from green tea are strong antioxidants that inhibit growth of cancer cells, improve the ratio of good (HDL) cholesterol to bad (LDL) cholesterol, are associated with lower incidence of Parkinson’s disease, enhance immune function, and promote healthy gastrointestinal function.
CHLORELLA is a green algae super food that enhances the immune system. It appears to bind to heavy metals as well as other toxic substances such as dioxin and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs – chemical compounds found in plastics, insulation, and flame-retardants that may have links to cancer and liver damage) in the bowel and helps with the detoxification process.
CILANTRO works as a chelator to move mercury, aluminum, and the lead out of the central nervous system so that it can be more easily removed. Taking cilantro four times a day for two or three weeks will help remove any mercury deposits in your body after you have dental amalgams removed.
ELLAGIC ACID (from pomegranate) can protect against cancers, protects from toxin liver damage, enhances glutathione production, and binds some metals promoting their excretion.
GARLIC protects you from various pollutants and heavy metals and prevents certain kinds of cancer.
N-ACETYLCYSTEINE increases serum sulfate levels to support glutathione production for balanced, complete detoxification. Take 200 – 500 mg per day.
RUTIN is a plant extract found in buckwheat, black tea, and apple peel. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticarcinogenic properties and helps to chelate iron.
SELENIUM and zinc are antioxidants that enhance the immune system function and protect the body against the effects of stress, including chemotherapy.
Other good items to keep you awake at work are milk and watercress – though not necessarily together!
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